Aberlour Child Care Trust
Offers a wide range of services in Scotland for vulnerable children and young people living with substance dependent adults, with disabilities, or with social and behavioural difficulties. Describes their programmes and projects, history, and ways to support.
Works with a wide range of disadvantaged children and young people; includes information about their programmes, campaigning, and research, with details of how to support their work.
British Youth Council (BYC)
An organisation of young people for young people, encouraging involvement and participation. Information about their training workshops, volunteer opportunities, and network of local Youth Councils.
Provides confidential support, advice, and information for young people in Scotland, covering sexual health and wellbeing, personal relationships and emotional issues; includes online resources, and details of their education, counselling, and clinical services.
National charity that works with young people who find themselves in difficult situations. Includes news, details of forthcoming events and detailed information on how the charity works and what projects it supports.
Exists to inspire young people to lead change in their world and works across England. Includes details of how the organisation works and who is involved.
A group of 11-18 year old young people from foster families aiming to break down barriers and dispel myths about 'being in care'.
Children & Young People Now - CYP
News, analysis, and information for multi-agency professionals across children and youth services. Also includes a directory, resources, events, and details of the Children and Young People Now Awards.
City Year UK
Recruits 18-to-25-year-olds for 11 months of full-time volunteering as near-peer role models, mentors and tutors.
London based charity delivering arts and education initiatives for young people across the UK and the Middle East.
National award scheme, in memory of the late Princess Diana, which recognises children and teens who have made significant contributions to their community.
Duke of Edinburgh's Award
A charity dedicated to the personal development of young people from all backgrounds. Includes a guide to the scheme and how it works, for prospective participants and for providers.
Supports young people in Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds and London to design community projects to tackle issues ranging from street crime to climate change; includes resources, information about their programmes and achievements, case studies, news, and contacts.
Works with young people aged 13-25 in the most disadvantaged areas of the UK. Provides details of their projects and initiatives, with success stories and news.
Hands on Scotland
Online resource for anybody working with children and young people in Scotland. Provides a directory of common issues, with suggested appropriate responses and action plans.
IARS - Independent Academic Research Studies
A youth-led social policy think-tank set up to empower and give voice to young people so they can influence policy and democratically engage in society. includes details of their programmes, policy projects, and training, with a library of online resources.
Promotes rights of vulnerable and disadvantaged young people.
Works to re-engage vulnerable children in challenging urban schools from around the country, by providing "farming, family and therapy"; describes their residential and follow up programmes, how to get involved, and contacts.
A grass-roots think tank aiming to find practical solutions to issues that affect children and young people in urban and rural communities; with news, details of their campaigns and programmes, and how to get involved.
National Council for Voluntary Youth Services
National body representing voluntary and community youth organisations in England. Includes a list of members, their programmes and training services, and details of their award scheme.
National Youth Agency
Public agency supporting youth work; information about their services, programmes and projects, youth work training, publications, and contacts.
The Philip Lawrence Awards
Annual awards which recognise outstanding achievements in good citizenship by young people aged 11 to 20. Includes information on previous winners and on celebrity support.
The Prince's Trust
Information on the role of the organisation set up by The Prince of Wales to help young people.
The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust
A national educational charity formed to work with disadvantaged young people, in memory of the murdered teenager; includes a profile, details of their programmes, case studies, and how to support their work.
Develops and promotes innovative non-formal education programmes for and with young people to develop their potential. Describes their programmes, volunteering, and awards schemes.
Young People Connect Co-operative Ltd.
Provides support in careers education, employment, and advice and guidance to young people, schools and colleges, parents and employers in wide range of settings.
A national youth information and citizenship charity; includes an information portal for people aged 11-26, links and resources, and details of their community volunteer scheme.
National membership organisation for young people's information, advice, counselling and support services. Includes a directory of member organisations, and details of their services.
Cross community youth work which aims to awaken hope, inspire initiative and mobilise youth to make a vital contribution to their community and to reconciliation in Northern Ireland.
The largest non-uniformed youth organisation in Scotland; provides information, training, advice, resources, and support to full- and part-time, and voluntary youth workers.
The national agency for youth work established to champion and promote the sector; provides a guide to their projects and programmes, training, resources, policy work, news and contacts.
National charity dedicated to improving young people's present and future.